Finding the treasures of the Ba’al Shem Tov

   

 

We will travel in Ukraine. We will make a physical journey along the places where the Hasidic rabbi’s lived and worked, and an inner journey, in which we process their teachings, and learn how to apply them in our own lives.

We will visit synagogues and other buildings, mikwe’s and graves of the rebbe’s, and walk, sing and meditate in the woods where the Hasidic rebbes walked, sang and meditated. We will learn about their biographies, study their texts, sing their nigunim, hear  their stories, and meditate and pray in their styles.

Contemporary Jewish life will not lack either. We have several encounters in the program.

We will start our journey with the Ba’al Shem Tov, the mystical master who founded Hasidism. We will visit his most important students: rabbi Ya’akov Yosef van Pollonoye who wrote down many of his teachings, and the Magid van Mezhiretch who spread Hasidism by sending his students to different regions. We will visit another student of the Ba’al Shem Tov, rabbi Pinchas van Koretz, meet rabbi Zusya van Hanipol who belonged to the circle of the Magid, and rabbi Moshe Chaim Ephraim van Sudilkov, grandson of the Ba’al Shem Tov and student of the Magid and of rabbi Ya’akov Yosef van Pollonoye, who explained the teachings of his grandfather. All belong to the first generations after the Ba’al Shem Tov.

Itinerary: 20191205 Itinery Hassidic Journey Ukrain 2020. Our encounters with contemporary Judaism are not yet included.

WE REGRET WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THIS JOURNEY BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS EPIDEMY. THE NEW DATES ARE APRIL 20-27, 2021

Guides:  Our guides are tour guide Wilma Menko, rabbi Hannah Nathans, and magid and singer Shura Lipovsky.

Travel agent: TRAVELXLATHOME

Info and registration: mail tour guide Wilma Menko for questions about content: wjmenko@gmail.com.  Mail or call  TRAVELXLATHOME for a program, questions about organisation, info about costs, and for registration: ESTHER@TRAVELXLATHOME,NL , telephone 31 297 580 858 / 31 6 5108 4052.

Costs

15-19 participants: 1824 euro

Surcharge for a single room 175 euro

These prices are valid till Januari 1. Thereafter prices will go up. Till December 7 you will receive a discount of 25 euro.

Organised in cooperation with PaRDeS: www.stichtingpardes.nl